"You are what you eat." Mom (and the writer of that English proverb) was right, wasn’t she? Most diseases begin in our gut. That means taking care of your digestive tract is one of the best ways to ensure a healthy body. Many of us look to smoothies for help. In fact, drinking smoothies for weight loss is highly recommended by many health experts.
A good diet is light, healthy, and nutritious. And smoothies (with the right ingredients, of course) provide loads of benefits to the gut and the rest of the body in a way that no other food can.
Scroll to the bottom of this article to get some of our favorite smoothie recipes. Or keep reading to learn more about the science of smoothies.
Many studies show that digestive issues are the root cause of chronic inflammatory diseases, autoimmune disorders, and various skin issues. Gut problems also have a profound impact on our mental health. Unfortunately, digestive problems are the most common health issues that people encounter and are almost always the root cause of different sickness.
Gut health is paramount. We need to eliminate toxins that we ingest through food. Our stomach has no room for GMOs, biotoxins, and heavy metals. A good smoothie includes pure, clean ingredients that are helpful for the body instead of harmful.
Drinking smoothies can also reduce the intake of conventional grains, sugars, meats, and toxic vegetable oils. Without these foods in the stomach, the health of the gut is restored and weight loss becomes easier.
Smoothies are also easier to digest than solid food; the stomach receives their liquid form very well. And when smoothies are combined with positive lifestyle changes, good sleeping habits, and reduced physical stress, our excess weight will begin to just melt away.
Some of the best ingredients for smoothies for weight loss and detox include full-fat coconut milk, collagen powders, and grass-fed gelatin. All of these support the speedy healing and sealing of an inflamed and leaky gut.
Coconut milk contains good fat that can help lower cholesterol levels, prevent heart attacks, and improve blood pressure. It is most beneficial in small servings. Coconut milk is free from dairy, lactose, grains, soy, or nuts. It is the best alternative to regular milk.
Gelatin is a super food. It contains a myriad of amino acids and minerals essential in proper digestion. It also aids in the assimilation of nutrients. Some of the good proteins in gelatin boost immunity and alleviate a wide range of degenerative health conditions.
Collagen helps heal leaky gut by removing all the toxins present in the digestive tract. It breaks down the proteins inside the stomach and soothes the lining of the gut. It also heals damaged intestinal walls while infusing them with amino acids for added strength.
Other good ingredients to make smoothies for weight loss are green tea, plain yogurt, and leafy greens. If you want added protein, raw pastured eggs and small amounts of nut butters and seeds can be added into the mix as well. To make smoothies taste sweeter, just add stevia or raw honey. Here are some of our favorites.
*Courtesy: True Cellular Detox™
Blackberry Carob Cream Smoothie
Put all ingredients, excluding collagen, in high-speed blender and mix.
Once thoroughly mixed, add collagen and incorporate at low speed.
Probiotic Protein Powerhouse
Empty contents of capsules and put all ingredients in high-speed blender and mix gently.
Strawberry Banana Dreamsicle
Put all ingredients, excluding gelatin, in high-speed blender and mix. Once thoroughly mixed, add gelatin and incorporate at low speed.
Note: Refrigerate for a few hours or overnight for pudding consistency.
Super Detox Smoothie
Put all ingredients, excluding collagen, in high-speed blender and mix. Once thoroughly mixed, add collagen and incorporate at low speed.